Archive for Monday, December 31, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Snow is on the way to Lawrence and across northeastern Kansas Monday. In this user-submitted photo from the City of Lawrence Twitter account (@lawrenceks) few cars attempt to cross the snow-covered Kansas River Bridge on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011. Roads around Lawrence grow slick as snow, freezing drizzle, fall Monday night
12:57 p.m., December 30, 2012 Updated 3:25 p.m.
The National Weather Service predicts 1 to 2 inches in the area throughout Monday, with snow tapering off around midnight. Staff Reports
6:00 a.m.
Richard Gwin/Journal World-Photo.From the top of Weaver's at 9th and Massachusetts one could only see thousands of loyal Jayhawk fans filled downtown Massachusetts on Saturday March 31, 2012 after the Jayhawks defeated Ohio 64-62 sending them the big dance with Kentucky on Monday night. The top 10 local stories of 2012
December 30, 2012
A squirrel-ignited brush fire and a multimillion dollar drug bust are among the top local stories of 2012. Here’s a look at the the Journal-World’s top 10 most-read local stories for 2012, based on the number of online page views. By Adam Strunk
12:00 p.m.

Tamales are a Mexican dish consisting of cornmeal dough  (masa) wrapped around a meat filling and steamed in corn husks. Make some tamales and have a party
December 31, 2012
Almost since the day I started working with her, I’ve been harassing my co-worker, Lydia Vega, to teach me how to make her family’s authentic tamales. When she finally agreed earlier this fall, I decided it would be fun to make a party of it. As it turns out, you don’t make tamales without having a party. By Meryl Carver-Allmond
3:00 p.m.
Snow and traffic light problems near 15th and Iowa streets slowed cars as the snow started to fall Jan. 19, 2011. More than 3 inches of snow was on the ground before rush hour even started. Safety tips for dealing with freezing weather
December 31, 2012
With temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are encouraging Kansans to exercise caution when outdoors. By Karrey Britt
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University students walk through campus between classes Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 on Jayhawk Boulevard. The U.S. News and World Report national university rankings were released Wednesday showing that the university had dropped to a ranking of 106th from the previous year where it was ranked 101st among national universities. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo 2013 Preview: KU’s 2013 to be defined by continued change, led by new curriculum
December 31, 2012
In the midst of several multi-year efforts to transform itself, Kansas University will spend 2013 continuing to shift pieces into their new places. Campaigns to re-orient the university strategically, raise hundreds of millions of dollars for support and cut down on inefficiency will all be in full swing in the new year. By Matt Erickson

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Editorial: Drought woes
The reservoirs that supply water to many Kansas cities already are depleted and continued drought will only make the situation worse.
December 31, 2012
Unless you burrow deep into the city of Lawrence’s website, you might not know that the state’s drought is beginning to catch up with us here.